Ready to go! Tomorrow I will be leaving for New Zealand my first destination of my walking project. My backpack is filled., I made it: 11,1 kg including tent, sleeping bag, pad, pots, etc. This is still too much, if I want to carry it for long stretches, but hey this is the start of the journey and I will find out what I really need while being on the way.
An interesting day to start a blog. Many people I know are trying to digest the results of the US election. In the comments I read, I like the perspective to take this as a wake up call to get real about what is going on in our world and in our culture. To find in ourselves what we want to bring to the world to create a culture we can respect and love. And this is part of why I am starting my walking project, to do and be what I feel I can, to change myself and my life to live more according to what I believe in.
Walking it is. I have always loved walking and hiking. My most intense walking time was while I was living in Sinai (Egypt) and was working as a tour guide in the mountains and desert. The photo is showing me on Mount Sinai in 2010.
But this time it is not just about the joy of walking and being in nature. It is a walking practice, a spiritual practice. In this practice I am consciously connecting to the Earth and blessing it, with every step. I am becoming a moving connection between Heaven and Earth. During my first practice walks I noticed how I feel more love for the Earth with every step, how I want to tread softly and lovingly. In my mind I can see myself as this little creature somewhere on our big planet. And the Earth seems to crave this kind of connection. And I crave this kind of connection. Walking like this helps me to be present with the wild, the feminine part in me.
For me this seems to be the perfect way to reconnect to Earth, to discover more of the wild part in me. And a strong feeling that I want to follow this path of discovery full time for a while.